Configuring custom Kerberos principal for HDFS

Use the steps given here to configure a custom Kerberos principal for HDFS.

  1. Log in to Cloudera Manager as an Administrator.
  2. Go to Clusters > HDFS service > Configuration and search for the Kerberos Principal by entering "kerberos" in the search field.
  3. Enter the custom Kerberos principal in the Kerberos Principal field.

    This Kerberos principal short name is used by all the roles of HDFS.

  4. Click Save Changes and restart the HDFS service.